Barring changes in health regulations, the MLB Program 2021/22 will take place on campus. Students are expected to arrive in Hamburg on time to start their studies on August 23, 2021. Special accommodations may be made for students whose arrival is delayed due to visa issues and travel restrictions. Students who anticipate not being able to arrive on time should contact the admissions team via e-mail. The MLB Program cannot be studied in its entirety from abroad.
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|Degrees||LLM or MLB|
|Work experience||> 1 year|
|Study format||Full-time / 85% on-campus|
|Tuition fee||EUR 22.000|
|Deadlines||Jan 15 (Early Bird 2.000 EURO Discount)|
Mar 31 (if visa required)
May 15 (without visa requirement)
The best of two worlds
"As neither a business professional or lawyer, I have chosen the MLB because it gives me the best of both a JD and MBA program. Although I am pursuing an international career outside of the corporate world, this program will enhance my ability to compete in a competitive market and offers me great flexibility in choosing my career path. "
Striving for excellence
"I chose Bucerius Law School because I was striving for excellence. I especially like the practical approach of the Master of Law and Business and the internship opportunity, because it allows me to apply what I have learned and to experience how German companies and law firms work. "
Confidence in an international workplace
"Business and law work differently in different cultures. The international student body of the Master of Law and Business provides young professionals with the knowledge and intercultural communications skills necessary to move with confidence in professions which cross national and cultural borders."
Class Profile 2021
Lecturers from practice
Gender distribution 2020
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Bucerius Law School’s English-taught Master of Law and Business (LL.M. / MLB) prepares young professionals for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts as well as intercultural skills are essential.
The Master of Law and Business is an interdisciplinary and international program which welcomes students from a multitude of academic and cultural backgrounds. Geared primarily towards young professionals in the legal and business fields, it is also open to graduates of other disciplines with a demonstrated interest in the disciplines of law and business.
The innovative curriculum of this master’s program is oriented along a single major theme – the founding and development of an enterprise – as this perfectly illustrates the relationship between legal and business issues. By treating topics among a diverse group of participants and in exercises and discussions with program faculty, learning is dynamic and involves the transfer of knowledge among individuals with undergraduate training and prior work experience in either the field of law or business. The skills that are developed in this kind of learning environment are essential to business lawyers dealing with corporate clients, business professionals working at the intersection of business and law, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in working in the start-up field.
The program consists of obligatory as well as elective modules. Students have the possibility of focusing on two subject areas by choosing two out of eight electives. For those with a special interest in arbitration or entrepreneurship, the program offers the opportunity to specialize in these areas. In addition to course work, all students are expected to complete a two-month internship, write a master’s thesis and participate in a social project.
Diverse career paths
The career paths chosen by the graduates are as varied as their academic backgrounds. Graduates have found employment in Germany, in their home countries and around the world. They pursue international careers in law firms, legal departments, international organizations, in consulting, banking, business development and in the start-up industry.